This is the man of the hour, right here.
He (and his organization, the IFPI) is responsible for the deletion of thousands of audio posts here on tumblr (as well as even more audio tracks from youtube). I myself just finished deleting around five hundred audio posts from my blog, making sure to only leave things that are original work (keep in mind, i’ve never made money off of anything I’ve posted, and I’ve never made my audio available for download). After browsing some tags, I see that I’m not the only one who was hit with copyright infringement notifications, and I see that all sorts of different music selections are being targeted. Rightfully so, Banks has garnered up a lot of hate.
I should stress again that the IFPI DOES NOT SEEM TO CARE ABOUT THE ARTISTS. This organization seems to work in the favor of the recording industry and in the favor of itself — in fact, in an earlier case where the IFPI sought to target thepiratebay, they announced that all recovered funds from the project would go straight to the IFPI organization in order to fund future anti-piracy projects. Doesn’t the lofty goal of “promoting the value of recorded music” go against their actions? Isn’t the real value of music artistic expression and not the nickels and dimes of listeners?
I will always work against this man and I will never become like him, I swear it.
New secondary/backup blog: avantgardesavant.tumblr.com
Follow if you want.
tfw taking down Megitsune when it had 3k notes and 200k plays
I’m doing some cleaning, and it would appear that Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Carla Morrison, Thy Art is Murder, Fit For an Autopsy, Chelsea Grin, The Acacia Strain, Whitechapel and Northlane are the culprits so far. More as it develops.
In case this blog is still terminated after I deleted everything I’ll be sure to make a new blog.
Of course, it would be a personal one without me uploading any music.
I’ll pick the url later.
Well, I suppose I always figured it would end like this.
I never actually knew until today that I had warnings against me.
This may be the end for me, my beloved followers…
Perhaps if I actually knew which of my music posts were causing problems, I could remove them… but since I do not, I think I will just have to purge most of them.
Judging by the first email (which it turns out I received like 4 months ago), I should start with the Northlane.
I sought not to cause any trouble or upset the market (in fact I only have 179 followers), but rather I desired to share tastes and foster a community of individuals that share my taste in music. I never once tried to make money off of this blog or once made the files open for download.
However, they just don’t want any ‘circumventing’ of music at all, unless the music industry makes money off of it.
I’ll keep up all of the tracks that I believe are public domain; I haven’t been informed when or if I’m going to be terminated, nor was I of my trouble posts.
Until next time.
Edit: I’m doing some cleaning, and it would appear that Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Carla Morrison, Thy Art is Murder, Fit For an Autopsy, Chelsea Grin, The Acacia Strain, Whitechapel and Northlane are the culprit artists thus far. More as it develops.
4 days and I still gotta PAAAAAAACK
Who says it’s impossible to read an entire novel in one night?
A problem I notice with ‘Social Justice Warriors’ is that they fight so hard for some cause that their own efforts and their own obnoxiousness tend to eclipse the purpose of the cause and the people that are actually effected by it.
As a result, people tend to believe that ‘Social Justice Warriors’ are acting out only because they feel offended (which is not an entirely invalid statement in some cases). Ultimately, this shift in attention from the afflicted party to the Social Justice Warriors causes an effect adverse of the apparent stated objective of the Social Justice Warriors: the situation of the afflicted party is belittled further and is occasionally attacked or ridiculed in order to retaliate against the Social Justice Warriors.